Intervention Treating Kinetic Chain Factors versus Heavy-Slow Resistance Training in Athletes with Patellar Tendinopathy: Protocol for a Randomized Blind Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Introduction. Heavy Slow Resistance Training (HSR) is one of the most recommended interventions for the treatment of patellar tendinopathy (PT). However, the HSR protocol does not address known risk factors for PT. Athletes with PT have been shown to have stiff jump-landings, decreased ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and hip extensors strength compared to asymptomatic athletes. This study … Continued

Evaluation of Joint Contact Forces in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis

SUMMARY Background. Abnormal joint loading is a contributor factor to develop and progress of osteoarthritic knee joint degeneration. Various approaches have been used to measure joint contact forces in the patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Evaluation of knee adduction moment based on inverse dynamic (ID) approach is a surrogate marker for medical compartment loading in … Continued

Kinesiophobia Relates to Decreased Sports Capability Perceptions, and Altered Gait Following ACL Reconstruction

SUMMARY Introduction Kinesiophobia can negatively influence perceived knee function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Less is known about its influence on perceived sports capability, and gait kinematics. Methods. At 3 months after ACLR, 34 male patients completed the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK). Raw and grouped scores (group 1 = high kinesiophobia; group 2 … Continued

Histological alterations to the hamstring tendon caused by cleaning during autograft preparation

Introduction. This study evaluates histological alterations in the hamstring tendon caused by cleaning the muscle fibers during preparation of an autograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Methods. We collected semitendinosus tendons from 6 patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and used a curette to scratch the tendon for cleaning. Three groups of increasing repetitions … Continued